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Insurgency: Forum honours Borno defunct OC-SARS for exceptional feats

The Borno Emirate Concerned Citizens Forum (BRCCF) on Sunday presented a plaque of honour to Muhammed Ibrahim, the Officer in Charge (OC) of the defunct Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (F-SARS) in the state, for “his exceptional courage” and promotion of peace.

Mr Ibrahim, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), headed the Borno state Police command’s Anti-robbery Crack Squad before it was later converted to SARS since 2011 to 2020.

While presenting the Award at Dujima Hotel in Maiduguri, Chairman of the BECCF, Alhaji Zanna Hassan-Boguma, said police officer and his team had achieved alot in curbing criminality, kidnapping including insurgents.

He said that their complimentary support to the Nigerian military in the counter insurgency campaign had risen within residents of Maiduguri and indeed other local government areas (LGA) of the state.

He explained that the outstanding performance of the officer made him become famous for his significant role toward return of relative peace in the state.

Also speaking, Yusuf Zannah-Bukar Mandara, a Member of the Borno Elders Forum, congratulated the officer for his exceptional performance and breakthrough by facilitating crime and terror free society.

Mandara said “This Award of Excellence in service is quite important and signifies your commitment to your service. The Forum understand that the successes recorded during your time as the Commander of the defunct FSARS is exceptional and was conducted with high sense of professionalism and human feelings.

“This assertion might be contrary to the perception held by others from far away because we in Borno have maintain that FSARS police unit is extraordinarily significant in the restoration of peace in the state.

“You should be proud of this honour, and the Forum want you to know that we are not only proud of you but also thrilled to see you advancing in your career in good health and prosperity.

“We believe that your achievement have an impact beyond your individual aspirations, since you inspire others to realised their goals too,”he said.

CSP Muhammed said he dedicate the honour to all members of the former SARS in Borno, his family as well as the entire members of the Civilian-JTF who contributed to the successes recorded by the outfit.

“Awards, no doubt, are always recognition of your endeavors and professional commitments; a source of encouragement, inspiration, fulfillment and gratifying which boosts your spirit and a drive that enkindles new fire inside you to steer into new challenges.

“I also want to dedicate this award to our men who lost their lives in the line of duty. I want to assure them that their sacrifices is not in vain. Our aim is to be part of history of restoring peace to Borno state.


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